When it comes to tooth decay, it’s important to know the main culprit – acid. Acid is what eats away at our enamel and causes cavities. Acid can enter our mouths in one of two ways: either directly through what we eat (citrus fruits, for example), or as a byproduct when oral bacteria consume the […]
Everyone we see come into our office has high hopes for whiter, brighter teeth. Even the prettiest, straightest and most healthy smile will come in and ask, “can I get whitening treatment?” There are hundreds of different treatments out there that can be used to whiten and brighten your smile from whitening strips and mouth […]
It’s National Heart Health Month! Did you know that oral health can be directly linked to heart health? Delta Dental has recently provided evidence that gum disease in both moderate and advanced stages puts you at a greater risk for developing heart disease than you be with healthy gums. Regular oral screenings can also help point doctors to […]
Let’s say you sprained an ankle — what’s next? Most of us would probably say something along the lines of plop down on the nearest couch with a bag of ice, elevate the ankle, add some compression, and see a doctor if it doesn’t see improvements in a day or two. But what about a […]
Most people have heard of the word “plaque,” and know it’s not something you want on your teeth. Yet, they don’t know what exactly plaque is or how it contributes to dental decay. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that lives on the surface of your teeth and along the gumline. It accumulates […]
Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And, that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child or an adult, the application of fluoride via fluoride treatments, your […]
If there were a quick and painless way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the mouth of someone you loved, would you want them to try it? What if that person were you? The truth is, as uncomfortable as it may be to even think of the word “cancer,” thinking about it, and thus detecting it […]
One problem many people face in their lives is sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth may happen when the inner layer of your teeth become exposed. This inner layer of your teeth is referred to as dentin. Your dentin has tiny little pathways to the nerve which are called tubules. When the inner layer of your tooth […]
Have you ever been woken up by your partner, because you were making grinding sounds with your teeth? Perhaps you noticed that your inner cheek has been worn down, especially when you wake up. There are several reasons why you might be grinding your teeth at night, especially if you are starting to feel like […]
An integral tool for dental cleaning, toothbrushes are often disregarded or underrated for their role in maintaining proper oral and dental hygiene. While different variations of toothbrushes have been used for centuries, the modern toothbrush was first introduced in the early part of the 20th century, as greater technological processes ensured that the optimum materials […]
At Reimels, Miller, Paterra Dentistry our patients health and safety is our top priority.
Our team has been monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We are following the recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control, NC State Dental Board, and ADA to maintain a healthy environment. Based on their recommendations at this time, beginning 03/18/20 we will be closed for a minimum of two weeks or until further notice. If you have a dental emergency please call Charlotte Emergency Dental at (704) 525-3939 or email them at CharlotteEmergencyDental@gmail.com. We will be using this time to better our practice and continue to improve all aspects of patient care. Thank you for understanding during this time, stay safe and healthy.